Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!
This Winter Fruit Salad Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CPK Frozen and Balance Your Plate. The opinions and text are all mine.
Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving?! If you need some last minute easy sides, be sure to check out my Pina Colada Fruit Salad, Company Mashed Potatoes and Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf. In the meantime, do you need an easy, delicious meal amidst all the holiday craziness?! The Fall and holiday season can be the busiest time of year and to be honest, I am so busy making and testing holiday recipes, that the last thing I want to do sometimes is to make dinner. Bustling days like this is when it’s super tempting to eat out or make other not-so-healthy food choices. In fact, Research shows that Americans only meet MyPlate recommendations for vegetables, fruit, proteins, dairy and grains SEVEN out of 365 days!
But what if it was easier and more convenient to eat healthier? Enter Balance Your Plate – Nestle’s educational program designed to help you put together delicious and nutritious meals by pairing frozen and prepared foods with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – love that!
So instead of skimping on nutrition – I’ve partnered with CPK Frozen to show you how you can balance your plate with an elevated pizza night! CPK Frozen uses quality ingredients to create uniquely adventurous pizzas with their 3-fold promise of 1) no artificial flavors, 2) preservative-free crust and 3) 100% real cheese. When you combine one of their delectable pizzas, like Sicilian Crispy Thin Crust, with with my Winter Fruit Salad and Roasted Parmesan Broccoli, you can serve a delicious, easy and balanced meal in no time!
This Winter Fruit Salad is not only fresh, nutritious and vibrant, but an addicting way to gobble up fruit! It is so cravilicious and beautiful it also makes a stunning Thanksgiving side. This easy-to-make salad is a simple tossing of apples, pears, bananas, kiwis, pomegranate arils, dried cranberries and either fresh or canned mandarin oranges. Like all fruit salads, it is easy to make with just a little chopping and much of the prep can be done in advance like whisking up the vinaigrette, peeling your oranges, seeding the pomegranate and chopping the kiwis.
The salad makes enough to feed a family of fruit lovers or for a Thanksgiving side, but is also easy to scale down. You’ll want to divide the ingredients in half if you expect leftovers because it doesn’t keep well, particularly the bananas.
When it comes to this Winter Fruit Salad, however, I don’t expect you’ll have leftovers. Not only is the medley of fruit stand-alone-wonderful, it gets delishified with a bright sweet and tangy Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette. The Vinaigrette is a quick whisking of honey, lime juice, olive oil and poppy seeds – that’s it for a flavor enhancer you will be tossing on all your fruits!
Serve your Winter Fruit Salad with Roasted Broccoli and CPK Pizza for a balanced plate perfect for date night, family pizza and game night or when you just want an easy yet wonderfully delicious dinner night!
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